Communing our Homebound

Annette and I have had the privileged of serving as Communion Ministers since the beginning of this ministry program. The ministry involves much more than sharing Communion with our homebound members and associates. Listening to an important occurrence in the communicant’s  life both good and bad, replacing a light bulb ,reading a label written in [...]

2017-11-16T18:22:07+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

Celebration of CLC’s 45th Anniversary

  On Sunday, November 11th, 2017  The Rev. Dr. Paul Opsahl returned to the pulpit at Community Lutheran Church in celebration of CLC's 45th Anniversary!    Pr. Opsahl served Community Lutheran from 1988 – 2006, helped the congregation grow its ministries and presided over the building of the Sanctuary as well as the Educational Wing and [...]

2017-11-14T17:51:03+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

“Heritage, Heart and Hope”

Life and Legacy Endowment Celebration On Sunday, November 5th, members and former members of Community Lutheran, Rev. Paul and Geri Opsahl, who helped build CLC over the past 45yrs, were honored at a festive banquet in the church fellowship hall.  A written history of CLC and many memories were shared.  The CLC Endowment Committee was [...]

2017-11-12T21:06:25+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

500th Celebration of the Reformation at the National Cathedral in Washington DC

    A group from CLC enjoyed a wonderful evening at the National Cathedral on Sunday October 30th joining thousands of others in a standing room only crowd for the Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Beautiful [...]

2017-11-20T17:57:41+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

A little about Bryan the Writer: Service is critical to … someone.

I know someone who legitimately would not lift a finger to help anyone, or so he says. In reality, I think he does many things to help people, but if you ask him, he will tell you he doesn’t do anything. I believe in service. Those of you who have talked with me know I [...]

2017-10-27T21:58:36+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Cross & Dove, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Matters the most is HOPE, LOVE, JUSTICE AND PEACE

This was  a choir that includes Dulles Area Muslim Society and Community Lutheran Church children that met for one day on a Saturday in October at Community Lutheran Church. With the hard work of Jennifer Quinones and the kids, they came together from different faiths to make music, learn more about each other, and most [...]

2017-10-31T10:27:10+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Cross & Dove|1 Comment

CLC Octoberfest

“Oktoberferst: Celebrating our Lutheran German Heritage with Food, Fellowship and Fun”   “Whenever you are assailed by the Devil and tempted, gather together in the company of friends, enjoy good food, laughter and beer, make music and sing songs to God!   The devil can’t stand merriment.”    Martin Luther   On Saturday, September 30th our Fellowship [...]

2017-10-23T21:18:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Cross & Dove|0 Comments

Young Adults Hike at Great Falls

On Saturday, October 14, 9 young adults, 3 children, and one fluffy Husky got together for a hike at Great Falls Park, Virginia. The weather was overcast and cool - perfect for a nice walk in God's creation exploring the overlooks, climbing the ruins of the locks, and sitting at the picnic tables to snack [...]

2017-10-17T14:20:21+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Cross & Dove|0 Comments